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Bad Idea!  This is the Snider home in Myers Park.  Notice the addition to the left rear of the main house.  There are two concerns in relation to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards.  First, it is difficult to distinguish the addition from the original house.  Second, the placement of the addition makes it highly visible from the street, especially the gable end.
Good idea!  Here is another example of enclosing a porch for a functional use.  You want the visitor to understand that it was once a porch.  You also want to make the action reversible.  By placing glass in the former opening and retaining the balustrade, you are able to create such an effect.
Good idea!  Notice the outside doors that once led to the basement.  The Thies House has been moved and no longer has a basement.  However, the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines require that you retain the entranceway, because it is a Character Defining Element.  The doors lead nowhere and remain locked.
Good Idea!  Landscape features, especially for rural historic sites, are particularly important.  They are Character Defining Elements of the site.  This roadway led from the plantation house to the Slave Quarter on the W. T. Alexander Plantation.  Elements of the roadway will be and must be preserved.

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